This Week's Round-up of Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy From Around the Blogs (12/14/14)

I myself have been missing in action for much of this week--library booksale time (and I miscalculated--I thought  I'd get a rush of holiday shoppers looking for book bargins, but it seem as though most people don't give used books as presents....odd).

Let me know if I missed your link!

The Reviews

Abracadabra Tut, by Page McBriar, at Charlotte's Library

Almost Super, by Marion Jensen, at alibrarymama

The Black Stars, by Dan Krokos, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Boys of Blur, by N.D. Wilson, at The Children's Book Review

Cakes in Space, by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, at Readaraptor

Curse of the Broomstaff, by Tyler Whitesides, at Batch of Books

The Curse of the Thirteenth Fey, by Jane Yolen, at Tales of the Marvelous

The Dream Keeper, by Mikey Brooks, at Tales from the Raven

The Eighth Day, by Dianne K. Salerni, at This Kid Reviews Books

Frostborn, by Lou Anders, at alibrarymama

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm, at That's Another Story

Fyre, by Angie Sage, at The Write Path

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, by Sheila Turnage, at Read Till Dawn

Greenglass House, by Kate Milford, at Book Nut

The Ice Dragon, by George R.R. Martin, at Best Fantasy Books

Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini, at One Librarian's Book Reviews

Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn, by Greg Leitich Smith, at Jean Little Library

The Lost Kingdom, by Matthew Kirby, at Ms. Yingling Reads

The Orphan and the Mouse, by Martha Freeman, at Kid Lit Geek

A Plague of Unicorns, by Jane Yolen, at The Write Stuff

Saving Lucas Biggs, by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague, at Spirit of Children's Literature

The Sixteen, by Ali B, at The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile

Spirit Animals: Wild Born, by Brandon Mull, at Leaf's Reviews

The Swallow, by Charis Cotter, at alibrarymama

The Thickety, by J.A. White, at School Library Journal

Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, by P.J. Hoover, at Fantasy Book Critic

Whales on Stilts! by M.T. Anderson, at Dead Houseplants

The Whispering Trees (The Thickety Book 2), by J.A. White, at The Social Potato

Winterfrost, by Michelle Houts, at books4yourkids

The Zoo at the Edge of the World, by Eric Kahn Gale, at Ms. Yingling Reads

Five short ones at Random Musings of a Bibliophile-- The Ambassador, The Children of the King, Dreamwood, Pathfinder, and The Time of the Fireflies

Authors and Interviews

Sarwat Chadda (The Savage Fortress) at Twinja Book Reviews (part of Diversity Month)

Kelly Barnhill talks fairytales at Nerdy Book Club

Jane Yolen (A Plague of Unicorns) at The Write Stuff

Other Good Stuff:

Neil Gaiman reads Jabberwocky, at Educating Alice

From io9--watch Hayao Miyazaki create Studio Ghibli

and that's it for this week.............


  1. Thanks so much for this list! I've been looking for great MG books to buy for my kids for Christmas and this gives me a perfect place to start!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  2. Not a shocker, I'm sure, but I give a lot of used books as presents. And new, ones, of course. Hope the sale goes well and you make it through without too much stress. Not having a book fair this year was a lovely vacation.


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